Look Out HDMI and DisplayPort, There's a New Cable in Town

Ever heard of Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL for short? Today, it's a way to connect a smartphone to a HDTV or monitor via microUSB. But the new SuperMHL could challenge HDMI and DisplayPort dominance over your entire home theater. » 1/06/15 1:00pm 1/06/15 1:00pm

Your Next Laptop Could Have the Holy Grail of USB Ports

In just a couple years, your MacBook Air or Surface Pro could look obsolete. Denizens of the future won't understand why you have so many gaping holes in your machine. Why would you need a full-size USB socket, a magnetic charging port, and a video output when you can cram them all into a single tiny plug? Because… » 9/22/14 4:30pm 9/22/14 4:30pm

Zillions Of Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI Cables To Be Recalled

Uh oh—it appears that Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cables are unlicensed, so manufacturers have been selling illegal cables this whole time. This doesn't bode well for Apple, but also for Toshiba, Dell and HP, who all use the port. » 7/08/11 6:20am 7/08/11 6:20am

Kanex Has Their Own Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

Apple's own Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter—the one you use to connect a Mini DisplayPort to a 30-inch display—has problems. These problems were never fixed with a software update, unfortunately. But Kanex thinks they can do better. » 8/10/10 9:20pm 8/10/10 9:20pm

Rumor: Apple Finally Sees the HDMI Light

After years of Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort, will Apple really give us HDMI? A bucketful of rumors from AppleInisider say HDMI is replacing DVI in the next Mac minis, and reveals a long lost audio/video Mini DisplayPort adapter. » 3/01/10 2:30pm 3/01/10 2:30pm

DisplayPort 1.2 Standard Makes HDMI Look Positively Analog

The Video Electronics Standards Association has codified the standard for the next version of DisplayPort, and the small, Apple-loving HDMI competitor, and it just got a lot more interesting. Like, multiple-monitors-on-one-plug interesting. » 1/19/10 11:19am 1/19/10 11:19am

VESA Officially Adopts Apple's Mini DisplayPort

It was bound to happen: Apple's Mini DisplayPort is now officially part of the Video Electronics Standards Association's DisplayPort 1.1a standard. [VESA] » 11/10/09 2:38pm 11/10/09 2:38pm

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (With Digital Audio) Review

It's the digital audio version of the Kanex Mini DisplayPort Adapter we reviewed before, which takes your digital audio and Mini DisplayPort video and mixes it into one HDMI signal for your TV. » 10/13/09 2:20pm 10/13/09 2:20pm

Now Available

Mini DisplayPort to DVI, that's easy. But what if you need to go the opposite way? You long to connect your DVI graphics card to that alluring Cinema Display's Mini DisplayPort input. "Impossible!" you cry. It was. Until now. » 10/02/09 5:59pm 10/02/09 5:59pm

The Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Now Has Digital Audio

The USB audio version of the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter hasn't shipped yet, but Kanex just came out with an even more updated version of it with digital audio. » 10/01/09 11:40am 10/01/09 11:40am

The First DisplayPort KVM Switch, Hurray

She's not much to look at, but this is the first DisplayPort KVM switch, so you can hook up two DisplayPort-compatible computers to a single monitor (and keyboard and mouse, obvs) without converters. Why do you want direct DisplayPort hookups? » 8/19/09 8:40pm 8/19/09 8:40pm

Kanex Mini DisplayPort Adapter With Audio Review: Someone Finally Gets…

The Kanex Mini DisplayPort and USB audio to HDMI adapter, which one-ups the previous Monoprice adapter because there's audio. » 7/29/09 5:00pm 7/29/09 5:00pm

Apple's Latest MacBooks Still Have Mini DisplayPort Dual-Link DVI…

Remember those distortion issues people (like me) were having with the unibody MacBook Pros while using the Mini DisplayPort Dual-Link DVI adapter? We can confirm that they're still there in the new machines. » 6/23/09 5:20pm 6/23/09 5:20pm

Monoprice Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI Adapter Hands-On: HD iTunes Now…

Monoprice sent us their $14 Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter, and we tested it with some protected content to see if it solved one of the new MacBook's biggest monitor compatibility problems. Sure enough, it did. » 3/27/09 3:50pm 3/27/09 3:50pm

The Flood of Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI Adapters for Macs Begins With…

Apple's free licensing of the Mini DisplayPort spec is finally bearing fruit: Besides Monoprice's MDP-to-HDMI adapter, Apogee informs that their own is now finished, will be coming soon to a "major reseller." » 3/23/09 2:59pm 3/23/09 2:59pm

Apple's Nvidia Graphics Update Doesn't Fix Mini DisplayPort Dual-Link…

That Nvidia graphics fix Apple released yesterday that fixed "cursor movement" with Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapters on MacBooks? Totally didn't fix the distortion issues. » 1/27/09 5:00pm 1/27/09 5:00pm

Apple's Mini DisplayPort Will Be Official Part of DisplayPort 1.2…

Apple's shrunken version of DisplayPort will officially become part of the DisplayPort 1.2 spec, meaning there's a better-than-ever chance we'll actually see it in gadgets and computers from other people. Death to proprietary ports! [MacRumors] » 1/14/09 10:00am 1/14/09 10:00am

Apple's Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter Has Periodic…

We've been waiting a few months for the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter in order to hook up our 30-inch Dell 3007WFP monitor, but when it got here, it was periodically unusable. » 12/29/08 3:01pm 12/29/08 3:01pm

Rumor: Dell Adamo to Pack Blu-Ray and eSATA Peripherals

A Google cache at Dell's site reveals a few details about their upcoming MacBook Air competitor, the Adamo. The leak indicates a few interesting things about Dell's plan for peripherals, and hints at price. » 12/27/08 10:45am 12/27/08 10:45am

Cheap MiniDisplayPort to HDMI Cable Coming to MonoPrice Next Month

Mini DisplayPort might be an industry standard, but it doesn't mean we miss HDMI on the new MacBooks any less. Apple isn't helping us yet, either. But MonoPrice.com will reportedly answer our prayers next month. » 12/15/08 10:00pm 12/15/08 10:00pm